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Men linked to Sinaloa cartel arrested at Calif. Hooters with 53 pounds of meth

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joseph Serna) — The five men showed up to a Hooters parking lot in Ontario, Calif. But they weren’t there to eat chicken wings served by scantily clad waitresses. Authorities said the men were associates of...
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Kobe Bryant motivates Warriors' Draymond Green with text message, phone call

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND – Kobe Bryant has not appeared in a playoff game since 2012. Before he tore his Achilles, before Dwight Howard, before Mike D’Antoni, before The Tour.But four years later, he might still...
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Brian Shaw near deal to return to Lakers as team's top assistant coach

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Brian Shaw is nearing a deal that will bring him back to Los Angeles as the Lakers’ lead assistant coach, this time on Luke Walton’s staff.Multiple sources confirmed to the Southern California...
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Lakers, Brian Shaw closing in on deal for him to become Luke Walton's top assistant

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Brian Shaw and the Lakers are close to an agreement on a deal for him to become Luke Walton’s lead assistant coach, the Los Angeles Times learned Saturday. Shaw’s experience as a head coach, an...
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Donald Trump sees political gain in Bill Clinton's extramarital affairs

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak) — For weeks, Donald Trump has dredged up stories from the 1990s about Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs. Then Trump went a step further, reviving an unsubstantiated rape accusation against the...
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Kobe turns to All-Star lineup for film-making advice: Spielberg, Abrams and Bruckheimer

OC Register BEVERLY HILLS — Kobe Bryant is getting advice from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer as he redirects his competitive drive from professional basketball to his publishing and...
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New Lakers coach Luke Walton remains focused on his duties as Warriors assistant coach

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND – Luke Walton stood on the outer edge of the huddle, bending his 6-foot-8 frame to listen as Steve Kerr gave the Golden State Warriors their final pregame instructions.Before Kerr...
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Heisler: Lakers looking at Brandon Ingram and a change of luck

OC Register (By MARK HEISLER) — Now that we know where, or whether, the Lakers will draft, we can pose the big question at last:Is this a good thing?On one hand, they lucked out keeping their pick, which they had a 44 percent...
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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell selected to the NBA's all-rookie second team

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — D'Angelo Russell is a second-team NBA all-rookie selection, the league announced Thursday. Russell averaged 13.2 points and 3.3 assists after being selected with the second overall pick by the...
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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell named to NBA All-Rookie second team

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — D'Angelo Russell overcame a rocky start to his rookie season to finish fifth among first-year players in scoring and fourth in assists. He set a Lakers rookie record with 130 3-pointers.On...
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Brian Shaw considering offer to join Luke Walton's Lakers coaching staff

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND – Brian Shaw has been offered a spot on Luke Walton’s Lakers coaching staff, but the former Phil Jackson lieutenant and Denver Nuggets head coach said he is still weighing his next move.“I...
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With the anxiety of the lottery over, Lakers now must weigh their pre-draft options

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The anxiety finally melted away.The Lakers no longer have to worry about the possibility they will have to surrender their lottery pick to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a previous trade. For...
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Aussie Simmons likely No. 1 pick in NBA draft

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Aussie Simmons likely No. 1 pick in NBA draft
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NBA draft lottery: Dikembe Mutombo causes stir with premature tweet on 76ers' draft fortunes

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW YORK – On the surface, the tweet read like nothing more than a cliché.“Congrats to Sixers on grabbing the #1 spot in the NBA draft,” former Philadephia center Dikembe Mutombo tweeted...
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Lakers hit it big in lottery, will get No. 2 pick in NBA draft

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — The basketball gods have smiled down on the Lakers yet again, granting them an NBA lottery pick that just may help push them out of their recent doldrums. And as the Lakers’ fortunes would have...
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Lakers land second pick in NBA draft

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW YORK – After suffering countless losses that accounted for their worst season in franchise history, the Lakers still have managed to experience good fortune elsewhere.The Lakers ended with the...
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Jerry West laments passing of former Lakers teammate Jim McMillian

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — OAKLAND – In Jerry West’s mind, the Lakers made a colossal blunder in September 1973 when they traded Jim McMillian to the Buffalo Braves for center Elmore Smith.“One of the worst trades in Laker...
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Lakers waiting, hoping for top-three pick in NBA draft lottery

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — NEW YORK – At this time of year, the Lakers’ success usually hinges on a game-winning shot or a key defensive stop in the playoffs.For the third consecutive year, however, the Lakers’ fortunes...
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It's a miniscule sample size, but No. 2 team hasn't fared well in NBA Draft Lottery

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — If the Philadelphia 76ers don’t win the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, then the Lakers are next in line.Right?As the second-worst team in the NBA with a 17-65 record, the Lakers earned 200 of 1,001...
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GM Kupchak, others in Lakers organization can only wait, hope as NBA draft lottery approaches

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — A stoic and focused expression stayed on Mitch Kupchak’s face as he watched college prospects complete endless drills and scrimmages.It marked the job description the Lakers’ general manager...
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Blog Articles

Before and After: An outdated Country Club Park home gets a makeover

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carren Jao) — For months, a three-bedroom, almost 2,000-square-foot home in Country Club Park sat on the market. “It’s a 1920s home remodeled for the ’60s. Spatially, it wasn’t designed for today’s home...
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Beverly Hills home built on the original Buster Keaton estate lists for sale

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Neal J. Leitereg and Lauren Beale) — In 1954, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in his first term as president, Willie Mays made The Catch, “Mr. Sandman” was on the radio — and a house that became a favorite hangout for Hollywood...
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Career Coach: Taking a day off could help you make better decisions

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Joyce E.A. Russell) — In the 1980s classic movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Ferris says to his friend, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." He's referring...
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Foster children take over Congress for a day

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sarah D. Wire) — Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) wants members of Congress to picture the face of a constituent when they vote on legislation about the nation's foster care system. So this week, she...
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Music picks: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Andy Shauf, ANOHNI, Vivien Goldman and Beth Orton

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Randall Roberts) — Anohni, "Execution" (Secretly Canadian). The transgender artist formerly known as Antony Hegarty recently changed her name to Anohni, and her first studio album away from longtime band the...
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Presidential candidates weigh in on the feud over Norwegian Air

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hugo Martin) — Follow me on Twitter: @hugomartin hugo.martin@latimes.com
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Presidential candidates weigh in on the feud over Norwegian Air

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Hugo Martin) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has jumped into the dispute over whether Norwegian Air International is competing fairly against its U.S.-based rivals — and she is taking...
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Why over-the-counter birth control could actually lead to more unwanted pregnancies

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sarah Elizabeth Richards) — Women in California who don’t want to wait to get birth control prescriptions from their doctors can now purchase their pills, patches, rings and shots directly from pharmacists. The new...
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Will microbes save agriculture?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Geoffrey Mohan) — Right under our feet. That’s where David Perry believes the next agricultural revolution will come from – the millions of unseen microbes in soil that play a crucial but complicated role in...
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Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Peg Moline) — You’ve had it. Enough of traffic on the 405, the wait list for a seat at SoulCycle, the lines at Trader Joe’s. Grab a group of friends and haul out: It’s time to start thinking about summer...
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$10 an hour after 25 years of work? That's an outrage, readers say

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Paul Thornton) — Roberto Torres deserves a raise. That sums up most of the reader reaction to an article meant to convey the cross-cultural harmony on display at an Orange County restaurant where Torres,...
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Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Kelly) — Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree By David Kelly Photos by Rick Loomis Reporting from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. May 28, 2016...
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For public officials, accountability for Exide lead contamination has been scant

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tony Barboza) — California officials have talked tough about the contamination of up to 10,000 homes with lead from a battery recycling plant, calling it a regulatory failure, an environmental injustice and a...
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How a compassionate doctor can make all the difference in a good death

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Emergency-room physician Eric Snoey’s essay on withholding intense, life-saving treatment from a frail 90-year-old patient — instead obeying her advance directive and relieving...
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Jerry Brown should veto California's misleading 'Citizen's United' referendum

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — California is renowned for the extent to which its citizens are allowed to make law at the ballot box. But heading for Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk at the moment is a proposal  that would...
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Portland schools' courageous stand against climate-change denialism

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: The Portland, Ore., school district is right to rid its textbooks of the manufactured doubt regarding the science of climate change. (" Portland schools tried to change how they...
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Stop blaming Ralph Nader for Al Gore's loss in 2000

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: It’s unbelievable that 16 years after the 2000 presidential election, political commentators like Jonah Goldberg still make the fatuous claim that Green Party nominee Ralph...
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These 14 desert parks are the hottest destinations in the Southwest

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Kelly) — The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest. Here are some you won’t want to miss:   Arizona Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best...
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Time now to narrow, refine and justify homeless tax proposals

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (The Times Editorial Board) — Los Angeles County supervisors are pressing Sacramento for authority to place a “millionaire’s tax” on the Nov. 8 ballot to pay for an ambitious program to combat homelessness. State Senate...
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Why do so many Americans celebrate the nation's genocide of Indians?

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold To the editor: Amen to Benjamin Madley’s op-ed article characterizing as genocide the systematic elimination of California’s native American (“Indian”) population. As a nation we seem to have...
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